Garrett Wade - 88A02.01 Workbench
Garrett Wade's workbench features a lower cabinet with room for storage and nonmarring felt on the jaws of the tail vise
Editor Matt Berger’s comment, “When I think of a workbench this is it,” was typical of the initial favorable views of this workbench. The shelves and lockable cupboard under the bench were welcome, as was the nonmarring felt on the jaws of the tail vise. When planing and sawing, the bench was rigid and stable, but extended use exposed some problems. Most editors found the low 33-3/4 in. height backbreaking, and the dog holes were too close to the front of the bench to grip wide boards securely. When combined with the loose dogs and the poorly aligned top of the front vise, this bench left editors disappointed, a reaction reflected in its sixth-place ranking.